Moa Backe Åstot (Sámi), translated by Eva Apelqvist
With a life deeply rooted in Sámi tradition, Ante is an only child whose future will consist of working with the family’s reindeer. But the future starts to change as Ante develops feelings for his best friend, Erik. Although Ante is uncertain about Erik’s feelings toward him, Ante longs for a deeper relationship with Erik, even if it means facing the societal and cultural judgment of his community.
Kirkus Reviews: "Åstot delicately manages to simultaneously honor tradition and push against it... A fresh voice and a setting that’s pure fire."